Costa Rica Tarrazu Jaguar Mountain
Medium Light Roast
Light body with bright acidity
Origin • Costa Rica
Region • Tarrazú and Tres Ríos
Variety • Caturra and Catuaí
Farm • Various Small Farms
Elevation • 3900 to 5700 ft.
Process • Natural & Anaerobic
Flavor Notes • Cherry, Citrus, Grapefruit, Lemongrass
Beneficio San Diego Mill
Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since. Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.
About the Natural Anaerobic Process
At Beneficio San Diego Mill, the natural anaerobic process starts with handpicked super mature coffee cherries that have a Brix degree (a measurement of sugar content) near 26. Selecting the cherries with a high sugar content and helps feed the anaerobic process. For this artisanal process, the coffee cherry and mucilage is left on the bean (natural processing) and placed in a airtight tanks to stimulate the anaerobic fermentation process. In the tanks the coffee develops in a unique mix of acids such as lactic and malic, resulting in a very complex flavor. Once ready the coffee is 100% sun dried.
About the Jaguar FUNDAZOO Program
Furthermore, as part of an agreement between Volcafe & Fundación Pro Zoológicos, a donation of $1 is made for every quintal sold to finance the organization's efforts in preserving Jaguars (Panthera onca), an endangered feline species in Costa Rica. The Jaguar is the third largest feline species whose natural habitat ranges from the Southwestern United States to Argentina.
Our Costa Rica Jauguar Mountain is great for both espresso and filter brews. As Espresso, we brew it at 18g in and 36g out in about 25 seconds. For pour-over we like the V60 at 21g coffee to 300g water at 205°F.